July 8, 2015

My TripAdvisor Review No 104: Kittu's Farm & Resort, Kolad.

“Green, Serene Getaway.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW
This resort is tucked away in the interiors of Kolad, which nestles in the foothills of the Sahyadri mountains midway between Mumbai and Pune. It would have been difficult to find the place if we had not got the clear directions from Mr. Kittu himself. After descending from Pune via Mulshi Lake and the Tamhini Ghat we had to take a left turn at Vile junction on the Kolad road till Sutarwadi and then turn right on the Yeral road. After about 1 km we reached Kittu’s Farm.

It had a very beautiful setting next to the serene Sutarwadi Lake. The cottage was surrounded by young coconut and mango trees in a small farm. The surroundings were very peaceful and green. Since it was a weekday we had the whole resort to ourselves. Mr Kittu had instructed the caretaker to keep our lunch ready and even though we arrived at 3 pm we got a fresh hot thali lunch.

Since there were no other guests we chose the big room with 4 double beds and a powerful ac. The furniture was basic but comfortable, and meals were served just outside our room in the open dining area next to the kitchen. The caretaker Mr Dharamveer was very courteous and catered to all our needs. Airtel network was not available but he lent us his DoCoMo cellphone to make a call.

The resort is located next to the Sutarwadi Lake and dam and there was a small gazebo nearby, where we could sit and admire the natural beauty of the surroundings. On one side was the serene lake with its water flowing through the opening in the bund and creating a gurgling musical sound, and on the eastern side were the towering hills of the Sahyadri range. It was indeed a picture post card setting.

The Kundalika River rafting point is about 12 km away from the resort, on the Pali road. There is a fixed timing for the rafting which depends when water is released from the upstream dam. Generally rafting is allowed between 9.30 to 10 am in the morning. We reached a bit late but just in time to see the last few rubber rafts rushing down the rapids. Then we left for the Pali Ganpati temple which was another 22 km down the country road.
  • Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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